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Review of Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District

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Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District
Ranked #6 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great service, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

One of my favorite hotels in the area.

The beds are very comfortable and there is plenty of space.

The staff has always been very friendly and helpful.

Location is great. You can walk to restaurants, bars, shops, and area attractions.

I certainly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Carolyn R
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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Carolyn R,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs.We are so pleased to hear that our property is one of your favorites! Our staff will enjoy hearing that they were helpful during your stay! Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation on TripAdvisor. Come back and visit with us soon!


Best Regards,
Brittany Begley
Guest Service Representative
Hampton Inn- Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oneida, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We have stayed at this Hampton Inn numerous times. The staff is excellent. When we stayed this week, we requested a room away from the renovation areas. We were provided with a room on the fifth floor which had been renovated. However, the room right below ours was currently being worked on. When I mentioned this to the manager, Dwight, he was very apologetic. When we received our bill, Dwight had removed one of our night's lodging from the bill.
The location is perfect in Columbia. Their are excellent restaurants all around. The SC State House is right down Gervais and has gorgeous gardens. The tour of the state house is worth viewing.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Elizabeth K
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Elizabeth K,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We love our downtown location and I am so glad that Dwight was able to take care of you during your stay! We strive to make every stay feel like it is home away from home. I am so glad you were able to enjoy our surrounding restaurants along with our State House. It really is a beautiful area! Thank you again for your kind words on TripAdvisor! It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Best Wishes,

Casey Dornhecker
Front Office Manager
Hampton Inn -Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Wake Forest, NC, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

An exceptional facility with especially exceptional staff and very convenient to the University of South Carolina. The Liberty Tap Room & Bar, in a space adjacent to the hotel, was an added convenience with good food and very reasonable prices.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John C
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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear John C,
Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments about the Hampton Inn Downtown Columbia Historic District. We are glad to hear about your stay and how much you enjoyed our "exceptional" property. We agree that our location and staff make it the number one choice in Columbia, South Carolina. Please come back and see us again real soon and we assure you that you will be met with the same friendly smiles as your most recent stay. Have a great day!!
Sincerely,

Len Gilbert
Assistant General Manager
Hampton Inn - Downtown Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Blackshear, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

All the best eating places are within a couple of miles, many within easy walking distance. Starbuck's is located just across the street...but you may not need it because Hampton Inn coffee is amazing! While I was there I visited my daughter and enjoyed shopping places like Target, World Market, and Trader Joe's...all of which were just a short drive. I really can't wait to go back; and I always enjoy staying in this clean, friendly hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank THAbel
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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear THAbel,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We love our downtown location and we are so glad you were able to enjoy all of the restaurants and shops! We strive to make every stay feel like it is home away from home. Thank you again for your kind words on TripAdvisor! It was such a pleasure having you stay with us, come back soon!

Best Wishes,

Brittany Begley
Guest Service Representative
Hampton Inn -Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, Sc 29201
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Tampa, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Hampton Inn was clean, reasonably priced, excellent breakfast, and in the middle of the Vista area. The employees were very courteous, the lobby and room were very clean, and the room was surprisingly large.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Hampton

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1 Thank Hope S
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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Hope S,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us positive feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so happy you were able to enjoy the location of hotel, in the heart of the Vista. It was a such pleasure having you stay at our property! We look forward to seeing you again!

Best Regards,
Brittany Begley
Guest Services Representative
Hampton Inn- Historic District
Columbia, SC 29201
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We just stayed here for the second time and we love the location, the price, and the helpfulness of the staff. We were 3 floors below the construction but could still hear tapping for a couple hrs. at the end of the workday. Hard to stay in a hotel during construction especially in a small hotel. It is a cute small hotel and they offer lots of perks like breakfast, afternoon cookies, fruit and then great food from 6-7 that area restaurants send over. There are great restaurants across the street and within a few blocks there are many more! And a short walk up the street lands you in front of the beautiful State Capital Building. And close to campus too. We will stay here many times over the next 4 years.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank shirmy
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear shirmy,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our property on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you have chosen to repeatedly stay with us. Thank you so much for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to a renovated Hampton Inn!

Thanks,

Casey Dornhecker
Front Office Manager
Hampton Inn - Downtown Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Casey.Dornhecker@Hilton.com
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Fairfax, Virginia
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Parking is really bad at this hotel. Large dumpsters are taking up limited spaces due to remodeling. The rooms really need upgrades since the electric outlets at the nightstand don't work. There are several restaurants around within walking distance, but they seem to be mostly bars. I wasn't impressed with the stores around the downtown area. The taxes are outrageous for this hotel. They even tax parking, which was 12.96 each night. You can stay in better hotels for less outside of downtown.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drivingmylifeaway
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Mark F.,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our property on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear about your recent experience with our parking lot, that kind of situation is not typical of our Hampton. We have arrangements with the local business' around our property for overflow parking to prevent this situation from happening. As you know, our hotel is going through renovation and are steadily working on upgrading everything. Thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!

Sincerely,

Casey Dornhecker
Casey.Dornhecker@Hilton.com
Front Office Manager
Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District
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Property: Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District
Address: 822 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Columbia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#9 Family Hotel in Columbia
#13 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time to the southern charm of the past in the historic district of Columbia. The Hampton Inn® hotel in Columbia-Downtown Historic District is located less than a mile from the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina State Capitol, and most major museums. Get a feel for the past by browsing the specialty shops and restaurants just outside our door in the Historic District, or get up close to history at the South Carolina Statehouse-both are within easy reach of our hotel in Columbia. Dig into more history at the South Carolina State Museum, the largest in the state. Our Columbia hotel also gives you easy access to natural wonders like Congaree National Park, one of the last old-growth forests in the south teeming with wildlife. You can also browse masterpieces by Monet at the Columbia Museum of Art. Ask the team at our Columbia hotel for more ideas on all of the incredible sights of this area. ... more   less 
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